Even more so than the guitar world, the bass universe is characterized by American sound. But the creation of this sound, which underlies nearly all classic rock and pop productions, is no longer a hidden secret! The Duesenberg D-Bass – with its own relaxed and unique style – has therefore comfortably joined the ranks of the elite bass team.
Its tastefully contoured body made from American alder wood offers an optimal foundation for such a sound. In addition, the “hidden bolt on” attachment of the maple neck affords comfortable playability all the way up to the highest frets – similar to set-in necks, but still with the inimitable punch characteristic of longscale bolt-on construction. Electronics, controlled by the Duesenberg Toaster Bass humbucker, are as easy to use as they are distinctive: a passive “mid shape” controller blends smoothly sounds from “P” to “J,” such that both of these classic bass sounds, not to mention countless intermediate options, are attainable in one instrument.
Hardware is an important part of the game here, too: the strings are anchored to a nickel-plated, solid and completely adjustable brass bridge, while, at the other end of the instrument, Duesenberg Z-tuners allow for quick string replacement and optimal tuning stability.
Wood: 1-piece maple
Width (4-string): 42,5 mm / 1.67" (nut), 57 mm / 2.25" (12th fret)
Width (5-string): 45 mm / 1.77" (nut), 65 mm / 2.56" (12th fret)
Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: pearloid dots
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 864 mm / 34"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Type: contoured solid American alder
Size: 51 x 33 x 4,5 cm / 20" x 13" x 1.77"
Pickguard: aged white
Finish: PUR lacquer
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg bass bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg bass tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg BS045 (045-065-085-105)
Pickup : Duesenberg "Toaster" Bass-Humbucker
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 mid-shape, 1 tone
Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included).